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9/11 WTC Fund Awards for Skin Cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common 9/11-related cancer treated at the WTCHP Clinical Centers of Excellence. The WTC attorneys at Turley Hansen have represented numerous clients with non-melanoma skin cancer before the WTC Victim Compensation Fund. Should you have questions about medical care or an award for Non-melanoma skin cancer from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.… Continue Reading

9/11 Responders Urged to Join World Trade Center Health Program by Jon Stewart

If you would like Turley Hansen to enroll you in the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program in conjunction with your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim, please call us at 1-855-WTC-INFO. We will answer all your questions take care of all the paperwork.… Continue Reading

Turley Hansen Sponsors 9/11 Health Watch Annual Dinner

Turley Hansen & Partners, LLP was honored to be one of the financial supporters of this vital organization at its annual fundraiser this past Tuesday with a $10,000 gift. That's how important 9/11 Health Watch is to victims and her families. … Continue Reading

“9/11: Fifteen Years Later” Documentary to Air on CNN

As disturbing as this documentary film is, I think many of us need to watch this film. I first saw the original version in 2002. I promise you - you will "Never Forget" 9/11 if you watch this film. It will also put our continuing fight against groups like ISIS in a much clearer perspective. … Continue Reading

9/11 Attorneys Sponsor Long Island WTC Health Program Picnic

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund law firm of Turley Hansen was pleased to sponsor the Long Island 9/11 World Trade Center Health Clinic annual picnic last Saturday, August 13, 2016.… Continue Reading

Special Report: 9/11 Cancers Triple Since 2014 Due to Ground Zero Dust

The long term health effects of the World Trade Center dust, fumes and toxins continues to grow. The long term health effects of the World Trade Center dust, fumes and toxins continues to grow. Now, almost 15 years since the attack, every state in America has at least one resident sick with a 9/11 related illness. It appears the pain is long from over. The evil brought to our shores that day by radical terrorists continues to plague our nation. As of June 30, 2016, over 5,400 WTC first responders and others who lived, worked or went to school in downtown Manhattan - below Canal Street -have come down with 9/11 related cancers due to breathing the toxic dust and fumes from Ground Zero. At least 1,140 have died from WTC cancers.… Continue Reading

9/11 First Responder NYPD Detective Joe Sweeney Speaks at Democratic National Convention

Detective Joe Sweeney was an NYPD officer and detective for over 21 years serving his city and his country. Both his proudest and saddest day on the job was 9/11/2001 when he was called to work in the smoke and the ash and search first for survivors - then for remains.Joe spoke as an American first. He stood there as a shining example of the many humble and selfless law enforcement officers who protect us across this country every day. Way to go Joe!… Continue Reading

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: How to File a Claim Now?

most important thing to do if you were diagnosed with a 9/11 covered condition today would be to "register" your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. "Registration" is different from "filing" a 9/11 VCF claim. You can register your 9/11 claim without actually filing your claim. This will protect you from missing important filing deadlines.… Continue Reading

New 9/11 Zadroga Reauthorization Act WTC Compensation Fund Regulations Available from Turley Hansen

The new WTC Compensation Fund Regulations put the "meat on the bones" of the new 9/11 Zadroga Reauthorization law and tell claimants and their lawyers how to file claims and what to expect in terms of financial awards in the future.… Continue Reading

A Small Percentage of Future Group B 9/11 Victim Compensation Awards May Be Reduced

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Group B non-economic claim awards ( VCF claimants with loss determination awards dated after 12/17/15) could be up to 50% smaller than the original Group A awards! Some victims might receive a zero dollar award. … Continue Reading

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Families Over $1 Billion in Last 5 Years

Turley Hansen & Partners, LLP has obtained over $60 million dollars from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for their clients over the last 5 years, and continues to file new claims with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund… Continue Reading

9/11 Law Firm Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik Client ID Theft by Temp Worker

According to the NY Post: "Rafal Bogun, 33, was a temp hired by Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik in February 2013 at the firm’s Empire State Building office, sources said. He used IDs to open credit cards, book hotels, and shop online, the Queens District Attorney’s Office charged."… Continue Reading

Troy Rosasco and Daniel Hansen Talk Zadroga Act with Nassau Bar Journal and Suffolk Bar Journal

Turley Hansen & Partners is proud of the work our attorneys do to support and aid our 9/11 clients. Most recently, Troy Rosasco – one of the leading workers compensation and disability attorneys in the New York metropolitan area – has published articles in both the Nassau Bar Journal and Suffolk Bar Journal, educating other … Continue Reading

9/11 Responders and Residents Exposed to WTC Dust 15 Times More Likely to Develop Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy Affecting 9/11 Survivors A new study published in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concludes the exposure to World Trade Center (WTC) dust after 9/11 is associated with “neuropathic symptoms”.  The new  research, conducted by Marc Wilkenfeld, MD and associates from Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island, New … Continue Reading

9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization – You Won the Long, Good Fight for the Medical Benefits You Deserve!

So many people were involved in this amazing grass-roots effort to help hero 9/11 first responders that it is impossible to single out only a few. And even if one could single out the most important players in getting the Zadroga Act through Congress, they are the types that would prefer to remain anonymous, humble carriers of this great cause.… Continue Reading

Details of New 9/11 Zadroga Act Extension Law: What You Need to Know

For a full copy of the Zadroga 9/11 Zadroga Act Reauthorization bill released by the House last night, click this link: Zadroga Reauthorization Act 2015 Final Highlighted. Remember , the Act must still be voted on and approved by Congress and sent to the President for his signature. We will keep you informed of further details.… Continue Reading

9/11 First Responders Make Final Push for Zadroga Act Extension

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), who has publicly said he supports passage, wants to add certain "pay-fors" in order to fund the spending needed for both the health care and compensation portions of the Zadroga Extension. He is willing to add the Zadroga Act Extension to the Omnibus bill which Congress votes on this Friday only if he gets his "pay-fors".… Continue Reading

Getting the Job Done – Speaker Paul Ryan Supports Extension of the 9/11 Zadroga Act

In the wake of the Paris ISIS attacks, Speaker Ryan has come out in strong support of a James Zadroga 9/11 Extension bill. Thank you Speaker Ryan!… Continue Reading

Senator Marco Rubio Announces Support for Zadroga Act Extension to Protect 9/11 Cancer Victims

In light of the recent ISIS attacks in Paris, and the strong likelihood that the United States will need it's first responders to selflessly rescue and recover more American victims in the future after future attacks similar to 9/11, the need to pass the Zadroga Act re-authorization is more urgent than ever. Medical care for 9/11 responders has already expired. It is time that the House and Senate work out any legislative differences and allow the Zadroga Act Extension bill to come to the vote on the floor.… Continue Reading

New House Speaker Paul Ryan Needs to Lead on Zadroga 9/11 Extension Bill

Our new House Speaker Paul Ryan has the power persuade his House leadership to do the right thing on the 9/11 Zadroga Act extension. The rank and file are already on board. He must reject newly introduced anti-majoritarian bills on this moral issue.… Continue Reading

Pope Francis Prays for Victims and Responders at 9/11 Memorial in NYC

"So here he [the Pope] comes now to Ground Zero and I'm sure he will once again strongly, strongly condemn those who somehow feel it is their mission, it is somehow part of their perverse ideology to destroy us."… Continue Reading

We Shall Never Forget 9/11. Now – Remember and Protect the Heroes

Many of us are now fighting to have Congress Extend the James Zadroga Act of 2010 which provides these benefits. While we all remember 9/11 and mourn the loss of loved ones in our own way, we at Turley Hansen & Partners ask that, no matter where you live, that you click on this link to ask your Congressman to support future health benefits for the hero first responders of 9/11. It will only take a minute, but it may save a 9/11 hero's life.… Continue Reading

The End of Napoli Bern: 9/11 Client Rights and Ethics

There will be many thorny ethical issues to be worked out regarding the "winding down" of Napoli Bern. Napoli Bern, or the remaining lawyers and/or referee, will now have to decide how to communicate to existing 9/11 VCF clients if the firm is dissolving in the "winding down process.… Continue Reading

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Streamlines Claim Process to Further Reduce Delays

The 9/11 VCF attorneys at Turley Hansen & Partners ask that all those affected by 9/11 across the country to support the effort to Extend the 9/11 James Zadroga Act so that all future 9/11 related cancer victims can obtain medical care and be fully compensated for their economic loss. Please click here to help protect these heroes. Thank you.… Continue Reading
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